Area Events

St. George Island Events

 

New Zealand Art Exhibit: 5/6/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

We are pleased to announce and invite you to our special showing of beautiful works created by the artists who participated in the PleinAir magazine trip to New Zealand in Feb. This special NEW ZEALAND SHOW will take place May 6 to June 30, during the 12th Annual “Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out”, the 2nd annual conference of “Plein Air South”, as well as the Historic Home Tour. It is anticipated that over 10,000 art lovers will be in attendance for these May events.

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Bowery Market: 6/28/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Visit Apalachicola’s new open-air street market each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Bowery Market is held on Commerce Street between Avenues F and G. Enjoy live music and food as you peruse vendors offering a variety of merchandise, services, and activities. Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hosted by Apalachicola Main Street and FAMU Business Incubator Program.

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Turtle Talks: 6/29/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for weekly Turtle Talk presentations to learn about the behavior and biology of these endangered species as well as what you can do to help make their nesting season successful. The presentations are free, family friendly and will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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Panhandle Players present: Barefoot in the Park: 6/30/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Panhandle Players presents Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at the historic Chapman Auditorium, Hwy 98 and 14th Street, Apalachicola, June 30 and July 1, 7:30 pm, July 2, 3:00 pm, and July 5 and 6, 7:30 pm. BAREFOOT IN THE PARK is a roaring explosive romantic comedy, delivering a timeless look at a newlywed couple who are personality opposites as they struggle through the initial stages of married life in a postage stamp-sized New York City apartment. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at panhandleplayers.com or at the door one hour before curtain.

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Fireworks in Carrabelle: 7/1/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Enjoy a fireworks display over the Carrabelle River at “dark-thirty” on Saturday, July 1. 

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Independence Eve Celebration : 7/3/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

In Apalachicola, the Apalachicola Main Street group presents Apalachicola’s Independence Eve Celebration on Monday, July 3 featuring an all-American cook-out in the park, parade, ice cream social, veterans’ tribute, music and fireworks. Leading up to the fireworks display, Main Street provides live music, great food, and beverages starting at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park. This year’s featured entertainment will be the Johnny & The Loveseats.  The Red, White and Blue Parade coordinated by Franklin’s Promise Coalition, starts at Lafayette Park at 6:30. It’s an Apalachicola tradition that welcomes golf carts, people on bicycles, and even dogs to get decked out in patriotic colors and form a parade. Free ice cream brings everyone together at Riverfront Park at the end of the parade.  Reserve Seating Available.

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St. George Island July 4th Celebration: 7/4/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

On St. George Island, everyone is welcome to join in the annual July 4th celebration. Stick around all day and enjoy festivities and fireworks on the beach behind the Blue Parrot Grill about dark-thirty.

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Turtle Talks: 7/5/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for weekly Turtle Talk presentations to learn about the behavior and biology of these endangered species as well as what you can do to help make their nesting season successful. The presentations are free, family friendly and will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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Bowery Market: 7/5/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Visit Apalachicola’s new open-air street market each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Bowery Market is held on Commerce Street between Avenues F and G. Enjoy live music and food as you peruse vendors offering a variety of merchandise, services, and activities. Hosted by Apalachicola Main Street and FAMU Business Incubator Program. For more info visit:

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Full Moon Climb: 7/9/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

The St. George Lighthouse will host a full moon climb on July 9 from 8:30-10 pm. Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.

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Bowery Market: 7/12/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Visit Apalachicola’s new open-air street market each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Bowery Market is held on Commerce Street between Avenues F and G. Enjoy live music and food as you peruse vendors offering a variety of merchandise, services, and activities. Hosted by Apalachicola Main Street and FAMU Business Incubator Program.

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Turtle Talks: 7/12/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for weekly Turtle Talk presentations to learn about the behavior and biology of these endangered species as well as what you can do to help make their nesting season successful. The presentations are free, family friendly and will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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The FSUCML Conservation Lecture : 7/13/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Join us for this free lecture and learn more about “Future Stormiess". By Dr. James B. Elsner Earl B. and So a H. Shaw Professor and Chair of Geography at Florida State University. As of June 1st, hurricane season is upon us, and it lasts till November. While the peak season occurs from mid-August to late Oc- tober, predicting storms involves a considerable amount of uncertainty. Starting at 7pm FSUCML Auditorium, refreshments will be avaiable before lecture. 

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FSUCML Exploring Nature Workshop: 7/19/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Ever wonder how a hermit crab selects a shell or how a predatory snail tracks and attacks its prey? Come join Dr. Heidi Geisz for a short course on the edge of Apalachee Bay. Explore the many creatures that live at the interface of land and sea and discuss how they make a living in this highly variable envi- ronment. Be ready to get muddy, of course, and enjoy yourself being in nature. From 6-9PM located at the FSUCML Price: $15 per person Minimum age: 9 years Children 9-13 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

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Turtle Talks: 7/19/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for weekly Turtle Talk presentations to learn about the behavior and biology of these endangered species as well as what you can do to help make their nesting season successful. The presentations are free, family friendly and will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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Bowery Market: 7/19/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Visit Apalachicola’s new open-air street market each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Bowery Market is held on Commerce Street between Avenues F and G. Enjoy live music and food as you peruse vendors offering a variety of merchandise, services, and activities. Hosted by Apalachicola Main Street and FAMU Business Incubator Program.

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FSUCML Exploring Nature Workshop: 7/22/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Ever wonder how a hermit crab selects a shell or how a predatory snail tracks and attacks its prey? Come join Dr. Heidi Geisz for a short course on the edge of Apalachee Bay. Explore the many creatures that live at the interface of land and sea and discuss how they make a living in this highly variable envi- ronment. Be ready to get muddy, of course, and enjoy yourself being in nature. From 6-9PM located at the FSUCML Price: $15 per person Minimum age: 9 years Children 9-13 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Youth Fishing Tournament: 7/22/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 13th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by Jimmie Crowder of C-Quarters Marina.

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Bowery Market: 7/26/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Visit Apalachicola’s new open-air street market each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Bowery Market is held on Commerce Street between Avenues F and G. Enjoy live music and food as you peruse vendors offering a variety of merchandise, services, and activities. Hosted by Apalachicola Main Street and FAMU Business Incubator Program.

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Turtle Talks: 7/26/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve for weekly Turtle Talk presentations to learn about the behavior and biology of these endangered species as well as what you can do to help make their nesting season successful. The presentations are free, family friendly and will be given each Wednesday throughout the summer.

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Tampa Taiko Japanese Drumming-Summer Program : 7/28/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint

Held at the Eastpoint and Carrabelle Public Libraries.  Eastpoint Branch 1 pm, Carrabelle Branch 3 pm. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. Using a collection of Taiko drums they made themselves from discarded barrels, Tampa Taiko entertains and educates audiences with an exciting traditional presentation of an ancient Japanese art form. Join us for this interactive drumming program with a performance featuring Tampa Taiko Managing Director Ron Collins.

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Crab Cake Cookoff : 7/29/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

A benefit event at the Marine Street Grill in Carrabelle to raise money to rebuild the Carrabelle Lighthouse Playground equipment. Featuring Slim Fatz.

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St. George Island Sizzler: 8/5/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

20th Annual and FINAL St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run – Saturday, August 5, 2017 - The St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run is an annual event sponsored by the Tate's Hell Track Club. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 2017 will be our 20th and FINAL year. After the race, enjoy a Post Race Party with fresh seafood & beverages at St. George Lighthouse Park with live music. On-site registration & packet pickup begins at 4:00pm at St. George Lighthouse Park. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 6:30pm and the 5K Race begins at 7:00pm. Post Race Party and awards at St. George Lighthouse Park at 7:30pm. Discounts for military personnel and school cross country teams.

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14th Annual Kingfish Shootout: 8/5/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The 14th Annual Kingfish Shootout to be held on August 5-6 at Carabelle’s C-Quarters Marina. The Shootout will be for kingfish and spanish mackerel. The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places. 

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Full Moon Climb: 8/7/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

The St. George Lighthouse will host a full moon climb August 7 from 8:30-10 pm. Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. 

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Rib Cookoff : 9/4/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

A food and fun fundraiser to benefit Franklin Needs and raise money for their 2017 PINK OUT event. Enjoy free kayak and paddleboard demos by Journey’s of SGI. $10 BBQ plates on sale at 11 am.

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Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta: 10/7/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

On October 7th, 2017 at the FSUCML from 12PM-3PM. Build and race a boat made out of recycled materials. Prizes for winners will be given out.

 

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Autos & Oysters : 10/28/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Autos and Oysters Car Show on Saturday, October 28, 2017 will be held on Water Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Cars will be judged by a team headed by J.C. O’Steen of Tallahassee. Awards will be given for the Top 50, Best of Show, Club Participation, Greatest Distance Travelled, and Sponsor’s Choice. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. The cost to enter your car is $20.

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